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8. The commissioners may at any time issue a special commission for the taking of testimony on the application of either party; such testimony to be taken either in written interrogatories or orally, as the commissioners may order.
The commissioners may also, on motion of either party, order any claimant or witness to appear personally before them for examination or cross-examination.
9. When any original papers filed in the State Department of the United States or in the archives of the British legation in Washington cannot be conveniently withdrawn from the files, copies thereof will be received in evidence, when certified by the State Department or by the British legation, as the case may be.
10. When the time has expired for taking proofs, or the case has been closed on both sides, the proofs will be printed under the direction of the secretary, and at the expense of the commission. The argument for the claimant shall be filed within fifteen days after the paper shall have been printed, and the case shall stand for hearing ten days thereafter.
11. The secretary will prepare, from time to time, lists of cases ready for hearing, either upon demurrer or upon the merits, in the order in which they are entitled to be beard, or in which the counsel for the two governments shall agree that they shall be heard.
12. All cases will be submitted on printed arguments, which shall contain a statement of the facts proven and reference to the evidence by which they are proven, and, in addition, the counsel for the respective governments will be heard whenever they desire to argue any cause orally. Arguments of counsel for individual claimants will be received, in print, when submitted by the counsel of either government, and not otherwise.
13. Claims against the United States and Great Britain, respectively, will be entered in different dockets kept by the secretary. The dockets shall contain an abstract of all proceedings, motions, and orders in
14. The secretary will keep a record of the proceedings of the commission upon each day of its session, which shall be read at the next meeting, and will then be signed by him and approved by the signature of the presiding commissioner.
15. The secretary will keep a notice-book, in which entries may be made by the counsel for either government, and all entries so made shall be notice to the opposing counsel.
16. The secretary shall provide books of printed forms, in which will be recorded the awards of the commission, signed by the commissioners concurring therein. The awards against each government will be kept in a separate book.
17. A copy of each award, certified by the secretary of the commission, will be furnished, on request, to the party upon whose claim such award shall hare been made.
18. The dockets, minutes of proceedings, and records of awards will be kept in duplicate, one of which will be delivered to each government at the close of the duties of the commission.
19. The secretary will have charge of all the books and papers of the commission, and no papers shall be withdrawn from the files or taken from the office without an order of the commission.
C.--Schedule of claims presented to the commission by claimants against the respective governments, with indexes to same.
No. Name of claimant.
Character of claim.
How disposed of.
Award for $620 44 Jan. 31, 1872.
Disallowed Dec. 13, 1871.
Disallowed Oct. 29, 1872.
1 Thomas Ward Cotton used by United States Army.. Mar. 3, 1865 Wilmington, N. C.
personal property used and destroyed
by United States Army.
Dec. 21, 1864 Chatham County, Ga $116, 912 25
erty by United States Army.
55, 923 00
num until paid.
John C. Rahming... Illegal imprisonm't by United States Dec 31, 1863 | New York City.
(Same case as No.
275, 335 25
Award for $18,875 May 2, 1873.
Award for $1,200 Dec. 3, 1872.
to file new memorial Nov.
Peter Johnston ..... Cotton, cattle, and other personal July & Aug., Rappahann'k Coun
property used and destroyed by 1862, Oct. & ty, Va. United States Army.
1865 Richmond, Va ......
used, and destroyed by the United
sold by the United States. Case had 1862.
and United States Supreme Court. 21 John Gummer. Corn, hogs, poultry, saddles, bridles, Nov. 21, 1864 Liberty, Miss
tools, &c., taken, used, and destroyed
by United States Army. 22 Thomas McMahon.. Use of and destruction of real estate, Apr. 9, 1865 Pensacola, Fla
drugs, medicines, paints, oils, &c.,
by United States Army,
States, loss of profits from business,
and loss of personal property. 24 James McCabe. Mules, corn, bacon, flour, cattle, cloth- Feb. 9, 1864 Morton, Miss
ing, &c., taken by United States
Army. 25 Walter J. Dobbins.. Furniture, clothing, provisions, &c., Feb. 17, 1865 Columbia, SC
burned by United States Army.
Apr. —, 1865 Farmville, Va..
by United States Army.
furniture, &c., by United States
Dec. - 1864 Memphis, Tenn..
age thereto by United States Army.
damage to business, as dealer in queensware, &c., by the United States Army.
C.--Schedule of claims presented to the commission by claimants against the respective governments, fc.-Continued.
36 John G. McBain... 23 bales of cotton seized by United Nov.or Dec., Cottonwood Point, $15, 329 68 States.
Ark. 100 bales of cotton burned by United Mar. 1, 1864 Crittenden County, 66, 600 00 States Army.
Award for $5,333 Sept. 8, 1873 ;
9,000 00 $346, 594 68 6 per cent. 4th item of claim withdrawn
41, 580 00
Mar. 11, 1873.
2, 200 00
seized by United States Army.
During war Memphis, Tenn. 40, 000 00
15, 837 00
Disallowed Sept. 12, 1873.
10, 000 00
Disallowed Nov. 1872.
£1,907 1 0
Disallowed Sept. 16, 1873.
Award for $770 Nov. 12, 1872,
United States Army.
25, 710 12
Award for $7,914 Nov. 26, 1872.
| 18,595 62 S
1, 300, 000 00
Award for $197,190 Sept. 25,
1873. 43 Frank R. Reading.. Illegal imprisonment by United States July 6,1864 Washington, D. C
30, 000 00
Award for $15,400 Apr. 10, 1873.
3, 800 00
Until paid. Award for $3,056 Nov. 12, 1872.
Dismissed for want of juris-
diction April 23, 1872.
4, 040 00
Disallowed Jan. 17, 1873. used by United States Army. 47 David Robert. Iron, lumber, blacksmith's tools, use Oct. 1863 New Iberia, La
2, 420 00
Award for $1,280 Feb. 3, 1873. of shop, &c., by United States Army,
13, 706 00
Disallowed Jan. 7, 1873.
Damage to dwelling, fences, trees, 1863, 1864, & Vicksburgh, Miss.
steam-engine; use and occupation 1865. of dwelling, and damage to vault
and coffin by United States Army.
Damage to real estate
, out-houses, Tall, 1864 Near Louisville, Ky.
Dcc. 16, 1864 Natchez, Miss
used by United States Army.
by United States Army.
1835 Richmond, Va
ministrator of Wm. trees, and use of vegetables, corn, '64, and '65. D. C.
oats, &c., by United States Army. 59 Crow & Wylie Timber taken by United States.
-, 1864 Pensacola, Fla-.
loss of property, business, and credit.
land and horses taken by United
userl, and destroyed by United States
and building; rent, and damage and
loss by United States Army.
1 horse taken by United States Army. June 27, 1864 Near Jackson, La..
Oct. 25, 1864 New Orleans, La....
Oct. 25, 1864 Near Jackson, La...
United States Army.